On Saturday night my niece Kristin from Washington State posted this message on my Facebook wall at 6:32 PM:
Post office has something for you and is threatening to send it back. Grrr. Will try to fix as soon as I get home.
At 11:37 she posted again on my wall:
I can't fix it. Too late tonight and Monday is a holiday. Please go to the post office on Tuesday AM and receive your package.
On Sunday morn I received both messages and posted the following message at 5:26 AM on Kristen's wall:
I WILL GO FIRST THING ON TUESDAY MORN.....Don't worry, Kris.
Her reply at 11:40 am:
Thank you, I am so excited I could explode!!!
My reply at 12:42 pm:
Tomorrow is Tuesday!!!!!! Yeah,, yippeee, Big huge grin on my face!!!! I feel like a kid at Christmas....if I go to bed now does that make the morning come faster????? We love you.
It's 5:41 Tuesday morning....I can't wait till the post office opens.
After reading all these messages on the wall, would you not be excited? I couldn't imagine what would be in the package....maybe a tour guide to the Northwest...or some books she thought I might enjoy? Ummmmm.
At 7 AM I rushed down the street to the post office. Although the door was open, the postmaster doesn't open the window till 8:30 or 9 all depending on when he has sorted the mail into the various boxes. (Yes, I live in a small town....and the postmaster makes his own rules.) So I go around back and knock on the window. He smiles through the glass and for a minute I think he's going to go back to sorting the mail. But instead he walks over to a counter on the far wall and picks up a box from Amazon and walks over to the door.
"I think this is what you want, Bob. Next time if it's an UPS delivery you need to give them your home address not your post office box."
Running back to the car, I ride the half mile home.....slip and slide going up the walkway...and before I can tear into the package, two kitties greet me with loud meows...I forgot to feed them. I place the box on the table....open two cans of 9 Lives Prime Grill with Real Beef and load the dishes. Then I get out my scissors and this is what I found.
Oh, this is such a wonderful prize. This girl, despite being 65 years old, is movin' right into the 21st century head on. This will come in so handy when I travel back and forth to Oz. Hell, it will come in handy waiting in doctor's offices, on the train to Boston, and the ferry to the Vineyard. Have Kindle....will travel.
Actually, in Oz, it will really be wonderful. Paperbacks in Oz are so damn expensive....almost twice the price of ours. Books that sell for $13.95 in America, you pay $24 or $25 for in the Land Down Under.
Thank you, Kristin, David and Heidi......your the BEST.
Heidi and Kristin
My niece and grandniece at Newport, RI when they spent a week with me over a year ago. Sorry, David....you weren't here that fabulous week....you were off in Iraq fighting a war.